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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-7402
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and... more » Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world. « less
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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were really surprised at how beautiful it was tucked back in among the trees and rocks. There were interesting things to see at every turn. The kids loved running on the trails.

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Columbia, Missouri
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263 reviews 263 reviews
50 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Reminder: Missouri State Parks are FREE. Most of the reviews for this park are based on one area within it--the area accessed from the Devil's Icebox parking lot on Hwy. 163 near the Clear Creek bridge, that includes the boardwalk to the natural rock bridge and the entrance to Connor's Cave. The extensive Devil's Icebox Cave has restricted access and... More

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Keokuk, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed the trails to the rock bridge and devil's icebox. The trail was easy enough for young kids as well as a parent carrying a child.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The park has some pretty formations and some nice boardwalks if you can't handle mud/rocky terrain. Always enjoy our hikes here no matter which trail.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Where else can you practice cardio fitness and explore a cave? Rock Bridge is a unique destination that is essential to any trip to Columbia.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Of the several choices of trails, we (including an 11 and 13 year-old) hiked the Devils Icebox Trail. Even though it is only 1/2 mile, we spent over an hour doing it because we enjoyed ourselves so much. True beauty including walking under a natural rock bridge and later descending the easy stairs toward the cave entrance. It was 100... More

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Shelburn, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Temperature was in the 90s with a lot of humidity when we visited. A trip to the Devil's Icebox was just the remedy we needed. Fairly easy hike on a boardwalk to get to the top of the Devil's Icebox. The air gets much cooler and less humid as you descend the stairs. We were able to explore Connor's Cave... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our hike to Rock Bridge and Devil's Icebox. My husband and I took our 2 and 6 year old daughters and the terrain was perfect for their ages. Beautiful!

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mesa, az usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This state park has much to offer (as do all of MO's 50+ state parks). There are trails for every skill set, great place to trail run, trails connect so distance can be a quick 2 mile run to a long distance trail run and the scenery is amazing. After the run you can cool off in Conor's Cave (same... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

we were on our way from st.louis to kansas. and stoped by in jefferson and then to columbia. this is such a nice place to hang out. the kids would love it. the park is so big. we didnt spend much time in the park but went to the devil'd icebox cave. that place is so so so goood. i... More

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